Tuesday, February 16, 2010

District Division Membership Renewals

Below are the  updates on the district membership renewals to date as of February 12th 2010.

District have achieved 50.46% of its membership renewals goal.

Division H of Sumatra, Indonesia has the highest membership renewals with 63.61%.
292 renewals of 459 goal.

Division A of Southern Peninsular Malaysia which consists of clubs in Johor and Malacca has the 2nd highest renewal with 61.64%.
495 renewals out of 803 goal.

Division N in Northern Peninsular Malaysia with clubs in Penang & Kedah achieved  renewals of 57.48%.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

International Leadership Committee Announcement

February 13, 2010
The International Leadership Committee (ILC) report was announced at the Board of Directors Briefing by International President, Gary Schmidt, on behalf of ILC Chairman, Past International President, Johnny Uy.
2010-2011 International Officer Candidates:
For International President - Pat Johnson, DTM
For President-Elect - Michael Notaro, DTM
For First Vice President - John Lau, DTM
For Second Vice President (in alphabetical order):
- Bash Turay, DTM
- Ralph Wallace, DTM
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

On behalf of District 51 and all our officers, we would like to extend our personal greetings to all our Chinese Toastmasters members around Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the world for a Happy `Gong Xi Fa Cai'. ~ A very Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year this coming February 14th 2010 which coincides with Valentine's day!

As this is a special and joyous moment to celebrate togetherness with your loved ones and friends, we wish you all roaring success in every journey you take and prosperity in the year ahead and beyond.

To everyone else in the district, keep well and thank you for working diligently on your distinguished club program.
Let's achieve your club goals before the term ends June 30th 2010.

Best regards,
Richard Chong @ Ritchie

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year. 
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors. The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

January 2010 - Highest AC/CC achievers this term

I am pleased to update you the educational award achievers till date. 
The month of January 2010 has been the single most successful educational award achievers for our district this term. 
We recorded the highest registration of Competent Communicator and Advanced Communicator in the month of January compare with the rest of the month beginning July 2009. 
On Leadership award which comprises of CL, ALB, ALS & DTM award, January recorded the 2nd highest achievers after July 2009. 
We are hopeful that this month February onwards, we will be witnessing an increase of educational awards achievers. We will keep track of your personal achievements and live up to the district theme of being a Toastmasters: Speaking Your Way to Magical Transformation! Keep up the great work and please accept our heartiest congratulations for your achievement and contribution to your club, area, division and district!

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New Club District 51 February 2010 Area A1

Latest Breaking news ~ 
Heartiest congratulations to Division A - Area A1
for the successful chartering of 
Politeknik Merlimau Melaka

Club # 1434190 Chartered on 01st February 2010 

Area Governor A1 Azizah Abu Hasssan 

& Division A Governor Cindy Wong
Sponsor Ling How Gin, CTM,CL & Mak Chee Kin, CC/CL
Mentor Azizah Abu Hassan, ACB/CL

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Toastmasters International convention 2012

Orlando , Florida ~ August 15 – 18, 2012. Toastmasters International 2012 annual convention site selected! Let's plan our trip! Located close to the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks!!!
2012 Toastmasters convention 

Division ISC & TT Contest Dates / Finals District 51

Greetings! I am pleased that I have met many of the club officers and members during our recently concluded TLI club officers training in many of the division except 3 in Indonesia - Div G, I & J.
This coming month, next major event would be the Club Speech Contests followed by Area, Division & District in May 2010. The guiding terms are in the Speech Contest Rulebook 2010

Pls familiarise with the rules and regulations while ensuring the appointed Contest Chairs and Chief Judges are fully aware of them. 
As advised for the earlier 2 contests, the district would like to retain its policy on the selection sequence as follows :
1) The District would like to exercise the option to allow the 2 highest placed available contestants from each club to contest in the AREA CONTEST for AREAS WITH 4 CLUBS OR LESS, EIGHT WEEKS PRIOR TO THE AREA CONTEST;
2) We would also like to exercise the option to allow the 2 highest placed available contestants from each area to contest in the DIVISION CONTEST for DIVISIONS WITH 4 AREAS OF LESS;

The Division contests final are as follows:

Div A - May 09th
Div B - TBA
Div C - April 03rd
Div D - April 10th
Div E  - April 17th
Div G - April 24th
Div H - May 01st
Div I - April 18th
Div J - April 17th
Div K - March 28th
Div N - April 24th
Div P - April 10th
Div S - TBA
Div W - April 24th
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